- What is a domain name?
- How do I get a domain name?
- What is a website?
- What's hosting?
- What do you need from me to register my domain name?
- How do I find out if my domain name is available?
- How much does it cost to host a domain and/or
a site with PIE?
- What charges related to web hosting haven't you
- What if I already have a site?
- What if I already have graphics or an existing
- What is HTML?
- Can I learn HTML?
- What's an animated GIF?
- What's a link?
Below are a series of questions and their answers. If you have a question
that isn't answered here please don't hesitate to call us on 04 916 4743
or email us here.
What is a domain name?
A domain name is a web address for a site. For example to get here you
typed in www.pie.co.nz. - pie.co.nz is our domain name.
How do I get a domain name?
You find a host, such as PIE and you ask them to register the domain name for you.
What is a website?
A website is a series of HTML pages, linked to form a coherent whole.
You are currently reading the PIE website.
A domain, and/or a website may be hosted.
Hosting a website involves having a computer online and set up to serve
the pages to people as they ask for them. The pages live on the computer's
Domain hosting is where someone has their computer hardware set up to
administer a domain name and point it at something, like an email account,
website, or both.
What do you need from me to register my
We need Your name, your companys name, a postal address, a phone number,
an email address and your choice of domain name.
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How do I find out if my domain name is
You can go to Domainz and look your name up.
How much does it cost to host a domain
and/or a site with PIE?
If you have a hosting package or an access package that includes webspace
with us we will host yo ur domain name for no ongoing fee. Our hosting
package costs $15, including GST per month.
What charges related to web hosting haven't
you mentioned yet
We charge an admin fee for the setup of a domain name. This is a one-off
charge per domain name of $50.62, including GST.
Domainz, the institution that runs the domain registry, charges an annual
fee per domain name of $49.50, and a one-off fee per domain name of $33.75,
What if I already have graphics or an
existing corporate image?
We can integrate existing media into your website, or we can totally redesign
everything, or something in between.
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What if I already have a site?
We are happy to host sites that we didn't design. We'll also be happy
to look at your existing site and suggest how it may be revamped.
What is HTML?
HTML stands for hypertext markup language. HTML is the code used to create
Can I learn HTML
Yes, we will soon be offering tutorials on how to write HTML. If you have
any further questions about this email or ring us on 04 916 4743.
What's an animated GIF?
An animated gif is a *.gif file that displays a series of pictures, like
a flip book, giving the impression of movement.
What's a link?
A link is an active area on a page that, when clicked on takes you to
another part of the page, another page, or calls up an email form. A link
is generally signified by a line under text and by the fact that your
mouse pointer changes to a pointing hand when you put it over a link.
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